Tuesday, 29 May 2012

glass jars + daisy lids + paper straws = party to remember


I was thrilled to see all of the new jars and metal daisy lids that arrived in the stores (and online) a little while ago. These little glass containers are perfect for parties and weddings! Add your favourite drink, a daisy lid, a paper straw and perhaps a few "embellishments" and I'm sure that your guests will be talking about these all night. The best part is that they are so simple to make and you can personalize them to match your theme.

Here's a few ways that I decorated these jars with the daisy lids ...
If you have been following this blog, you will already know that I love baker's twine and try to find a way to work it into many of my projects. Here I used red and white baker's twine to hold a mini paper tag that I punched with a decorative paper punch. I added a red and white striped paper straw to co-ordinate with the baker's twine.
Note: We sell these tags and paper punches in the Creative Studio area at the Toronto store only.
This next jar was decorated with a paper flower that I tied onto the jar with a green satin ribbon. I made these same paper flowers to decorate a wedding favor and wedding money card box earlier this year and I thought that this would be a sweet addition to that wedding's decor. You can see my paper flower making tutorials here and here.
And one more simple idea is to just attach glitter tape to your straws. I cut the ends of the tape to look like a little flag.
Note: we currently only sell the glitter tapes in the Creative Studio at the Toronto store.
If you are looking for more ideas with these jars, here are some of my favourites that I have pinned to my boards on Pinterest ....
and here are the links to the pictures one, two, three, four, five, six, seven!

And if you are looking for some fun drink recipes for the summer to serve in these beautiful containers, here's three that I have pinned and looking forward to trying this weekend at the cottage: 1. watermelon & strawberry lemonade, 2. raspberry lemonade and 3. frozen strawberry mojito (will make this one after the kids have gone to bed).

If you missed my last blog entry ... I have a giveaway going on that is open until May 31st. If you leave a comment on this post you will be included in the draw ... leave a comment on both posts for two entries!! Good luck.


6 comments:

N Jones nv_jones@hotmail.com said...

Hi Lorrie I can attest to the fact that watermelon lemonade is delicious! Like the paper straws and I'm going to pick some up today!

Tina said...

Oh My! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these ideas. i will be sure to use some of them at my next get together. i love everything paper and packaging so I can't wait to try some of these out! Thanks for posting....

Anonymous said...

I always love the look of a paper straw and love them with these jars - so fun!
Kim

Poppy and Pearl Co. said...

love this! thank you so much for including Poppy & Pearl Co. mason jar tumblers. xo

~ Bobbi

Creative Bag said...

Thanks Bobbi!

I fell in love with the kraft and twine details that you added to your mason jars as soon as I saw them on your Poppy & Pearl Co. website.

They just made me smile!
Lorrie

Bea's Blog said...

The daisy cut mason jar lids are a big hit.